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Mount Trio Great Southern Sauvignon Blanc

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Crisp, zesty and crunchy is the theme with this bright young thing out of W.A. It's tropical, and a little bit grassy, with smells and tastes of lemon curd along for the ride. The palate is light, juicy and relatively dry, with a solid line of appley acidity, and a refreshing finish. Try it with a creamy seafood rissotto!

Winemaker's Notes

Our aim is to produce a well flavoured, crisp dry Sauvignon Blanc with the attractive fruit characters typical of the variety and designed for current drinking.

Nose: The nose is initially quite restrained for a Sauv Blanc but opens up to the gorgeous tropical fruit and delicate herbaceous flavours characteristic of the variety. Has aromas of stone fruit and gooseberry with some floral overtones.

Palate: This is a dry though delicately fruity wine. It has lovely palate weight and gorgeous, crisp melon fruit flavours with good lemony, citrus overtones which give this wine good length of flavour. Has a good clean acid finish so can be enjoyed as an aperitif or serve well chilled with just about anything.

Cellaring: Not for long term cellaring, just keep until it’s cold enough and enjoy!

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Mount Trio Great Southern Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; has crystal-clear varietal expresion on the bouquet and palate alike, primarily in the snow pea/herbal end, but with district flashes of tropical fruit along the way; the finish is crisp and bright.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
92
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
87
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Lemony herbaceous aromas and flavours, rather than tropical fruit, drive the wine, which is decidedly fresh.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Fragrant passionfruit-accented aromas; intense but quite juicy tropical fruits on the mid-palate, then citrus and mineral acidity to close.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Shows the faintest touch of reduction; tightly bound herb, gooseberry and mineral flavours; needs to loosen its bonds.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
88
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
This has some lively appeal that's sure to spark up any occasion. Bright, fresh and fragrant, the fruit delivers tropical aromas, adding citrus flavour through the palate, really crisp, with some grassy notes chiming in through the finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
88
Ken Gargett (2007 Vintage) says
My esteemed editor has me chained to the tasting bench, which is just as well. I'm currently in between digs and so headed off to the family beach shack, where I thought the isolation would allow me to knock this off in no time. Imagine the temptation when I see birds diving on baitfish within casting distance. But I have heroically stuck at it. Had I been allowed off the chain, however, I'm sure this would have gone beautifully with the catch.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
88
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Clean, firm asparagus, herb and a touch of nettle; vibrant but quite austere; great with fresh oysters.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
92
Peter Forrestal (2005 Vintage) says
This has been one of the best sauvignons to appear in the past two editions of Quaff and, with three very good to excellent vintages in a row, it's looking like a white that is worth seeking out. It is made by West Cape Howe chief winemaker Gavin Berry, moonlighting for the small family company that he and his wife Gill run. While it is based on the vineyard of their smallish home block in the Porongurups, Mount Trio source some of their wines from other growers nearby. The 2005 is pungent with intense lychee and nectarine flavours complexed by some minerally notes and herbal overtones, zesty and fresh with a clean, lively finish that lingers.
Quaff 2007 2006
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Ripe, rich, fully charged passionfruit, tropical and gooseberry mix, yet not phenolic. Very good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Pale green-straw; spotlessly clean, no reduction; intense but elegant gooseberry fruit on the palate; lemony acidity; very good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
93
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2004 Vintage) says
Gavin Berry has moved to West Cape Howe and so there has been a change of distributors for the label he owns with wife Gill Graham. No change to the quality though: delicate, fresh and clean with layers of tropical fruit before some zesty acidity.
Quaff 2005 2004
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Moderately intense; spotlessly clean, with clearly expressed varietal fruit and good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; the clean, crisp moderately intense bouquet has classic varietal aromas which flow into the palate, with a mix of tangy lemon and more tropical fruit. Good length and intensity.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
90
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; a crisp, very light bouquet with faint mineral aromas, then a palate where the fruit flavour is not obvious; however, the wine does have considerable length, helped by lemony/minerally acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
84
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2000 Vintage) says
This is the relatively new label of Plantagenet winemaker Gavin Berry and his wife Gill, who have a small vineyard in the Porongurups sub-region of the Great Southern. They sourced the fruit for this wine from nearby Pemberton and picked it in two batches—the first to highlight crisp, bracing acidity and the second to bring out riper fruit characters. There are restrained tropical fruit aromas on the nose but the wine is clean, fresh and well made, and shows some grassy and tropical fruit flavours and a crisp, lively finish.
Quaff 2001 2000

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